Pearl S. Buck’s Literature Appreciation Program

Introduction to the Program

The Pearl S. Buck’s Literature Appreciation Program at Jiangsu University (JSU) is a flexible Spring and Autumn Non-degree program for international students.

About JSU

Jiangsu University (JSU) is ranked among the top 100 universities out of over 2,000 higher educational institutions in China. JSU is one of the oldest educational institutions in China, and its origin can be traced back to 1902 when it was first established as Sanjiang Normal College. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

Starting with pilgrimage of Pearl S. Buck in her former residence, following her footprint to find the mystery how Zhenjiang became the city of romance besides Southern Yangtze River. The picture of Long WANG’s figure working hard in the fields in the Good Earth (of which most of stories were taken from the countryside of China)written by Pearl S. Buck, the first woman American Noble prize winner in literature ,is still haunting around our mind. The former US president Nixon ever praised her as “a human bridge connects the cultures of Chinese and Western”. This magic good earth produces many influential geniuses, such as the author of science masterpiece Dream Rivulet Diary Kuo SHEN in North Song dynasty, the compiler of the first Chinese poems collection Zhaoming Analects – prince Tong XIAO in Post Liang danasty, the compiler of the first Chinese literature critique The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons/Carving Dragon in the Core of Culture – Xie LIU in South Dynasty. There lived many other famous hermit artists, such as Yong DAI,Fu MI,etc. There are every reason for international literature fans to pay a pilgrimage to Zhenjiang – the birthplace of lunar Valentine’s Day(Double Sevevth Festival) and the legendary of Lady White Snake.

Entry Requirements

  • Relevant to interest
  • Basic English

Application Deadline


Start Date of the Program


Tuition Fees

1 Week: 900
2 Weeks: 1,600
1 Month: 3,000


For information on the accommodation at Jiansu University visit the accommodation page here.

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